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  1. No issue with that Jon, again, enforcement (lack of) is the problem... If a few decent fines were issued, it would get round, and perhaps some would book training courses?
  2. Yes, seems unfortunate to me how close some people think getting to a ship - which is the stand on vessel inside harbour limits - is OK. If, as in this case, you hear 5 short blasts - that is the WTF are you doing signal. If you hear it directed at you, you have f%^$ed up! Keep out of the shipping channels when you can, and cross as fast as you can, at 90deg if possible. Within a mile of the bow is too close!
  3. Do you guys know that there are already rules for boat ID? Often local body rules, Auckland ones say a boat must have a name on it, clearly readable, min 90mm high lettering. Jet skis have to have a number. Again, the rules are there, just need enforcing.
  4. Yep. That and the enforcement/policing of existing rules would work fine. No need for yet more regulation. The harbour masters and maritime nz can already fine people.
  5. Other anchoring ideas. when wind not same direction as waves, use the chain hook to attach a bridle to chain, pay out a bit more, take bridle to sheet winch, then adjust angle as required, with bridle length. stern anchor to keep boat alignment as required. spare chain/warp for deep anchorage catenary weight for towing line (chain works better though)
  6. As a kedge. Sometimes might be needed in a hurry - like to get off the hard stuff on a falling tide! stream anchoring in tight space - one anchor each way into flow direction, can keep boat basically where it is when flow direction changes. storm anchor - either series or parallel If you’ve had to buoy main anchor
  7. Question one. Read the PDS for the specific make and model of the batts, it will have min and max charge voltages in it, for both Bulk/Absorbtion and Float. Question 2. Depends. Read the PDS for both batteries and see if the required voltages given there match each other. Unasked question - Dont rely one what anyone online says, or even your local marine sparky. Read the manufacturer's PDS.
  8. Nope. A gennaker can be poled out either side, to Leeward or Windward, so it would depend. If the wind is over the starboard side at all, you're on Stb. If the wind is over the port side at all your on port. The main makes it easier to tell when almost flat off, and running by the lee with a main on means the main is the indicator. Think about this. If the main was up, where would it be? That being said, both the burdened vessel and the stand on one are obliged to avoid a collision, and course alterations should be clear (decent amount of course change) and early - under colregs. RRS are
  9. No. Windward vessel must keep clear. If Jennaker poled out to weather, still same tack.
  10. yep, other boat is at fault. Gennaker makes no diff, its what side his main is on.
  11. Licensing has not worked in any country I have been to (except as a revenue gathering exercise) , similar issues to NZ seen every day. We already have sufficient laws, they are just not policed.... Mostly.
  12. Hi Kenny, Gulf Harbour Yacht Club. Give me a call, we can likely find you a spot. Matt, 0221539176
  13. If you have a float on trailer, bearing buddies are a good idea, or you'll be changing bearings pretty often. Unless it's really only used for launching, not road transport. Brakes can be an issue as well..
  14. Most of those trailers don't have Keel Rollers. They are float on trailers completely without rollers...
  15. It's a float on trailer. Steep ramps are good. Thee last little bit can be winched, loads are big if your dragging it! Some vesconite slides on the base would help a lot.
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